18th September, 2021, Tiruvallur District
Dr. L. Murugan, Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying and Information & Broadcasting visited the “Crab Harvest Mela” organized at the ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Demonstration Site, Pulicat Lake, Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu today.
During his interaction with the beneficiary families, the Minister administered the livelihood activities taken up by the Institute. He also applauded the work done by the Institute’s Scientists for enhancing the social status of the coastal rural poor families.
The Fattening of Crabs is an economically viable livelihood activity for the coastal families having access to Water Crabs from the fish landing centres. It is a short-duration activity of 30 to 40 days and the farmers could continue the activity as per the availability of Water Crabs and get income.
The ICAR-CIBA under the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan Scheme demonstrated the Mud Crab Fattening as a livelihood activity for the coastal Scheduled Caste families.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture, Chennai, Tamil Nadu)